Beverly Boyd, the Prothonotary, is an elected officer of the Adams County Court of Common Pleas. She is elected by the people of Adams County and Commissioned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Prothonotary’s mandates and responsibilities are derived from the Pennsylvania Statute 42 Pa. C.S.A. §2736 and §2737.

The Adams County Prothonotary’s office strives to deliver dignified, respectful, efficient service to all members of the community and to accurately and properly record, maintain and preserve the court records.
The Prothonotary is statutorily responsible for filing, paper flow and record management of the Adams County Civil Court system. The following are examples of some of the types of matters handled by this office: civil suits, Magisterial District Justice civil appeals, license suspension appeals, administrative agency appeals, condemnation and eminent domain proceedings, judgments and liens (mechanics, municipal, county, state and federal), change of name, administers oaths and affixes and attests the seal of the court to all the certifications and exemplifications of all documents and records pertaining to the business of the Court.
The Prothonotary is also an Acceptance Agency for passport application. 
Passport Applications - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (ONLY) 

The Prothonotary and Employees are not Attorneys and are not Permitted to:
  • Give Legal Advice
  • Answer Any Questions With Regard To Any Forms Or Self-Help Packets Provided 
    By This Office Or The Court
  • Advise You How To Process Or Proceed With Your Case
If You Have A Legal Question Consult An Attorney Or Contact The PA Lawyer Referral
Service At 1-800-692-7375.
  • Please TURN OFF your cell phones before entering our office.  
  • Filing fees are payable by cash, checks or money orders.

We Accept All Major Credit and Debit Cards, A 5.95% convenience fee will be charged.

Contact Information:
Beverly Boyd
County of Adams​
Prothonotary ​
117 Baltimore Street ​
Room 104 ​
Gettysburg, PA 17325​
717-337-9834 ​
8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.​
Monday - Friday ​